We don’t believe success is random. Over the years we have spoken with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, researchers, athletes, and more. We’ve learned from them – both through their stories and through the advice they’ve shared with us – and it’s quite evident that success is more likely when certain habits are present. So, we decided to ask folks to share their habits with us, especially those that they feel helped them succeed.

Jane Baldwin | Speaker & Unwinding as You Age Expert

My morning routine of yoga and meditation is essential. Even if I can only manage 15-20 minutes, showing up consistently enhances the rhythm of my day. Positive affirmations help keep me motivated and inspired. One of my favorites is, “Find magic in the everyday and eternity in the ordinary.” I also schedule something fun into my day because work can get busy and serious very quickly. Read more>>

Mark Liesner | Mortgage Banker a.k.a. Results Kahuna

People say that your habits determine your success. It’s true. Here are the ones that I feel helped me the most: First and foremost, my parents instilled discipline in me. During my late teens and early adulthood, as a race car driver, discipline became crucial almost to the point of being obsessive. Ever since then the consistency that discipline created in my life has propelled me forward. From discipline comes consistency. I learned that consistent actions will over time lead you to the right actions that lead to exponential growth. People want instant success. But it takes time to figure out what action/activities lead to results. Success grows slowly at first. But there comes a tipping point where the cumulative effect doing the right activities consistently, leads to explosive growth. But growth, especially explosive growth, can create chaos and a downward spiral if you’re not prepared. To be prepared you must have systems. Creating and using systems is a habit. Read more>>

Angela Kane | Multidisciplinary Creative

I’m learning currently is to grow in my integrity. I know that may seem almost rudimentary and even odd to hear because this should be a given, but hear me out. It’s not only the trust we build with others as we collaborate, do business with or get hired, but it is also our ability to see out the disciplines we create in our daily life. I’ve heard this quote said many ways before but it’s something like, “I’d be weary of someone who wants to change the world if they aren’t making their bed.” I’m learning how important this character trait is. It’s our integrity that keeps us on top of our disciplines and it’s our discipline that’s help us maintain and even multiply what is in front of us, whether that’s financially, relationally, or spiritually. There is still so much more about this trait I’m looking forward to learning. Really catching the importance of this concept propels me want forever grow in this concept. Read more>>

Sella Molenaar | Illustrator

Even though I draw almost every day, one of the most important habits I have is going on creative dates with myself. Sometimes this comes in the form of a inspiration trip to a museum, sometimes this means making new work using a completely new medium than I’m used to. It’s what keeps my fire burning and my creative ecosystem healthy. It’s a blessing to make a living out of something that you love doing the most, but if you’re not careful that thing you love will turn into work, tasks and to do’s very quickly. It’s super important to keep feeding and nurturing your creativity. Read more>>

Rachel Nesloney | Rachel | Dog Blogger

Setting goals. I feel like setting goals not only for my blog but in general helps me succeed. I set my mind to something and I do it. I’ve always been told that I’m relentless! Set your goals and make them HAPPEN. Read more>>

Tiara M. Tucker | Wearer of Many “Tiaras” & Empowerment Connector

To properly answer this question, I think it’s important to level set on the definition of a habit. Wikipedia defines habit as “a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.” When I pause to reflect on my most common habits that have helped me to succeed along my journey, I think about how I regularly wake up and go to sleep thinking about my dreams, goals, and my organizations, Speak That! Movement and Tiara PR Network. There is not a day that goes by when I don’t focus my attention on them and nurture them in some way. Because I recognize how critical mindset is, I also regularly surround myself with positive messages – whether they come from my favorite people, speakers, songs, books, media sources, or social media pages. I regularly pour into myself with affirmations and by speaking life over myself because I believe in the power of words, especially my own words to myself. I regularly challenge my thinking, expand my connections, think outside of the box, try to be a good person to others and myself. Read more>>